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Jon Stewart vs. Bill O’Reilly: Who Won?

5 years ago by Reg Seeton

Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart went head-to-head on Saturday in their highly anticipated mock debate called “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium”.

On Saturday, Fox News heavyweight Bill O’Reilly squared off against The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart in a 90-minute mock presidential style debate that spanned both sides of the divide in the United States.

Using flash cards, O’Reilly and Stewart spit comedic venom at each other as they touched on a variety of issues, including various policy initiatives and plans, fact-spinning, and the many problems that the U.S. faces.

Jon Stewart introduced Bill O’Reilly as his friend who’s “full of shit” before O’Reilly took aim at Obamacare and other policies of the current administration. While O’Reilly used props to illustrate his points, Stewart used podium levitation and comedic conterfacts to try and shake O’Reilly off his game.

At one point, Bill O’Reilly laid out his plan to trim the population by 50% by weeding out fans of Jersey Shore and those who watch the Colbert Report. For Stewart, it was more about weeding out Fox News.

What did you guys think of Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart and their “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium”? Who do you think won, or were they both jackasses?

What do you think?

Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!
  • viewer from France

    Both were very informed and very funny, but Stewart clearly had stronger answers, and made more sense. O’Reilly often seemed to contradict his own positions on issues presented in his Fox show, and distanced himself from the Republican Party when ever it was convenient. At around 65min into the debate, O’Reilly essentially (and unknowingly) describes Obamacare as his answer on how to provide health care in America.

  • O’reilly won. It’s hard to say someone doesn’t win the debate when their opponent doesn’t understand the difference between the debt and the deficit.